Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool Congress has held West Bengal’s Barasat since 2009
Barasat will vote on May 19, the seventh and last phase of polling, and the result will be declared on May 23.Updated: May 16, 2019 10:09 IST
Kakali Ghosh Dastidar of the Trinamool Congress is the current member of Parliament from Barasat Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal.
Kakali Ghosh Dastidar had won from the general seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election for the first time against All India Forward Bloc’s Sudin Chattopadhyay. Dastidar beat Chattopadhyay by a margin of 122,901 votes.
She defeated Mortaza Hossain of the Forward Bloc in the next general election in 2014. Magician PC Sorcar Jr had also contested the election that year on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket and placed third.
Dastidar has been fielded again by the ruling Trinamool for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Barasat will vote on May 19, the seventh and last phase of polling, and the result will be declared on May 23.
Here are some facts about Barasat Lok Sabha seat:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Barasat
Date of polling: May 19
2019 candidates: Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar (Trinamool), Dr Mrinal Kanthi Debnat (BJP), Subroto Dutta (Congrss)
Sitting MP, party: Kakali Ghosh Dastidar, Trinamool
Winning margin in 2014: 173,141
Runner up name, party: Mortaza Hossain, Forward Bloc
Number of voters in 2014: 1,269,331
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 83.91%
Number of women voters in 2014: 738,487
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,835